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Mayweather says no Pacquiao fi ght without blood tests
LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2010 (AFP) – Floyd Mayweather overwhelmed Shane Mosley by unanimous decision to remain unbeaten on Saturday, then vowed he will not fight Manny Pacquiao unless the Fili- pino star accepts his blood test plan. Mayweather was staggered early but dominated the last 10 rounds to win by judges’ scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 118-110, the 33-year-old American im- proving to 41-0 while dropping 38-year-old countryman Mosley to 46-6.
“My ultimate goal was to box early and start pressing the attack later in the fight,” Mayweather said. “I should have started pressing the attack earlier. Perhaps we could have gotten the knockout.” Mosley was a substitute foe after talks broke down on a mega-fight between Mayweather and unbeaten Philippines hero Pacquiao, who instead fought Ghana’s Joshua Clottey on March 13, beating him by unanimous decision in Dallas. Mayweather insisted on random pre- fight blood tests, beyond typical governing body doping tests, before he would face Pacquiao.
When the Asian star refused, May- weather broke off talks. Critics said it was Mayweather’s way of avoiding a fight against a foe who could beat him, a charge Mayweather denied even though he did not relent on his blodd test demand. “If Manny Pacquiao wants to fight,
it’s not hard to find me,” Mayweather said moments after the victory. “If Manny Pacquiao takes the blood and urine test, we can satisfy all the fans.” But if not? “We don’t got no fight,” Mayweather
That dealbreaking condition means boxing fans will likely continue to suffer without real hope of seeing the two stars of the era meet in the ring in their pugilistic prime.
Mosley agreed to the tests in order to make the fight with Mayweather happen. “He done what I asked him to do. He took a blood and urine test,” Mayweather said. “If every athlete in the sport of boxing is clean, take the test.
“I want to be on an even playing field.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: No blood test, no fi ght with Manny Pacquiao.
That’s all I ask.”
When Mosley was asked about the chances for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, the blood test was foremost in his thoughts. “If Manny takes the blood test, you’ll see him fight Manny,” Mosley said. Mosley, a Maori tribal tatoo adorning his left shoulder, landed a hard right cross early in the second round that staggered Mayweather and followed with several more punches that threatened to end the fight early.
But Mayweather weathered the storm and slowly began to use his speed and skill to seize command.
“That comes with the territory,” May- weather said. “Sometimes you’re going to get hit with hard shots. You have to suck it up and keep fighting.”
By the sixth round, Mayweather was landing hard rights and getting inside to work on Mosley time after time, dominat- ing all the way to the finish.
“I thought I was going to knock him out sooner or later,” Mosley said. “He started being able to avoid the punches. He didn’t surprise me. I just couldn’t adjust and he adjusted. That’s why he won the fight.” Mosley had not fought since a ninth- round stoppage of Antonio Margarito in January of last year.
“I’m happy I took the fight,” Mosley said. “I’m happy he gave me the oppor- tunity.”
Mayweather declined to fight for
Mosley’s World Boxing Association wel- terweight title because he did not wish to surrender three percent of the purse total to the sanctioning body. ■
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‘Los Suns’ back in wake of new immigration law
PHOENIX, May 4, 2010 (AFP) – Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, a harsh critic of a new Arizona immigration law, will have his team wear a Latino-supporting “Los Suns” version of its jersey in the NBA playoffs. Sarver said Tuesday that the Suns will wear the jerseys, used twice in regular season games that Phoenix won both times, during Wednesday’s second game of the Suns’ NBA second-round series against the San Antonio Spurs. The Suns, who won the opener 111-102 on Monday, will make the move on Cinco de Mayo, a popular Latino holiday.
Sarver said the jerseys will “honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation.” He joined critics of the state’s new immigration law, which Latino groups and civil rights organizations fear could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics, a law President Barack Obama has called “misguided.”
“However intended, the result of passing the law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question and Arizona’s already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can ill-afford them,” Sarver said.
The law Sarver termed “flawed” makes it a crime to be in the United States illegally and directs police to inquire about immigration status and demand to see documentation if they suspect a person is in the nation illegally. “We want to celebrate the diversity that exists in our state and the diversity that exists in the NBA, make sure that people understand that we know what’s going on and we don’t agree with the law,” Suns general manager Steve Kerr said. Some have called for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be moved from Phoenix as a result of the law.
Phoenix Suns players backed the idea and decided to wear the jerseys once the idea was brought to them. “It’s fantastic,” said guard Steve Nash, a South African-born Canadian. “I think the law is very misguided. I think it’s, unfortunately, to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties. “It’s very important for us to stand up for things we believe in. As a team and as
an organization, we have a lot of love and support for all of our fans. The league is very multicultural. We have players from all over the world, and our Latino com- munity here is very strong and important to us.” Added Suns star Amare Stoudemire: “It’s going to be great to wear Los Suns to let the Latin community know that we’re behind them 100 percent.” NBA players union leaders agreed. “We applaud the actions of Phoenix Suns players and management and join them in taking a stand against the misguided efforts of Arizona lawmakers,” NBA Players Association leader Billy Hunter said in a statement. ■
LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2010 (AFP) –
Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez will take on Juan Diaz of the USA in a lightweight title rematch on July 31, Diaz hoping to turn the tables after Marquez stopped him in nine rounds last year.
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he’s going to come at me even harder than in our first fight,” Marquez said. “He deserves the rematch and I know he will come out with everything one
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more time, but I’ve got some new tricks for him and I’m going to come out fast on July 31, so I expect an even faster win than last time.”
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